Sama believes that bioethics could form an important basis for monitoring and creating pressure for reforms especially in the fields of clinical trials – research; evolving ethical guidelines for critical areas of medical practice, such as Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Sex Selection, access to care, cost of health care, equity in access to drugs, etc. Sama has been a part of National Bioethics Conferences which was an initiative of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) in order to establish a broad, independent, and participatory national bioethics platform.

Fifth National Bioethics Conference, 2014

Sama participated and presented on different issues in the Fifth National Bioethics Conference (NBC), held at the St John’s Hospital campus, Bangalore from December 11th to 13th, 2014. The 5th NBC was co-organised by the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (SJNAHS), Bangalore; Society for Community Health Research Awareness and Action… Continue reading

Fourth National Bioethics Conference, 2012

Sama participated in the fourth National Bioethics Conference, which was held in Hyderabad at the University of Hyderabad campus from December 6th to 8th, 2012. The Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), Mumbai, the University of Hyderabad, and the Council for Social Development (CSD), Hyderabad were co-organisers of this conference. The… Continue reading

Third National Bioethics Conference, 2010

Sama co-organised the Third National Bioethics Conference with the Centre for Study in Ethics and Rights (CSER), which was held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 17th– 20th November, 2010. The theme of the conference was ‘Governance in Healthcare, Ethics, Equity and Justice’ with focus on sub… Continue reading

Second National Bioethics Conference, 2007

Sama was a co-organiser of the second National Bioethics Conference, which was held from 6th to 8thDecember 2007 in Bangalore. The theme of the conference was ‘Moral and ethical imperatives of health care technologies: Scientific, legal and socioeconomic perspectives on use and misuse’, with the focus on three sub-themes: Technologies in… Continue reading

First National Bioethics Conference, 2005

The first National Bioethics Conference was held by Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) on November 25-27, 2005 in Mumbai. National Bioethics Conferences have been conceptualized towards development of bioethics as a major healthcare concern and a discipline. The objectives of these conferences are to increase awareness and sensitivity, in… Continue reading